Sophos and PostX integrate solutions eliminating secure messaging boundaries

November 29, 2005 Sophos Press Release

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PostX and Sophos have increased email security for their respective customers.

Sophos, a world leader in integrated threat management and PostX, the leader in the delivery of encrypted email communications for businesses and consumers, announced a collaborative effort to increase email security for their respective customers. PostX will combine its SecureEmail encryption with Sophos's PureMessage technology to offer a complete secure messaging experience, which protects all individual emails, while also meeting broader compliance needs and protecting an organization's network.

"Using multilayered email security techniques can be complex and extremely costly. The Sophos and PostX partnership addresses these issues head-on," said Scott Olechowski, vice president of product strategy and development, PostX. "The offerings from PostX and Sophos together, provide an end-to-end solution that shields customers' entire enterprise messaging network both transparently and proactively."

The combined PostX SecureEmail and Sophos PureMessage solution not only provides world-class email encryption based on policy, but also provides complete protection from viruses, spyware, Trojans, phishing, and spam. The solution allows each email to be encrypted according to content, recipient or sender-based policies, in addition to a wide range of other available rules.

"Securing email is harder than ever because of evolving security threats and content management requirements," said Richard Baldry, Head of Strategic Alliances, Sophos. "It makes sense for the secure messaging leaders to work together to provide the best email protection and compliance solution for businesses."

Sophos PureMessage combines industry-leading anti-virus and anti-spam technologies with flexible policy management and world-class support. It checks all email traffic passing through the email server in real time, providing protection against mass mailing worms and viruses, including the latest multi-faceted attacks that combine virus, spam, and DoS (denial of service) attacks. Viruses are stopped at the gateway before they can proliferate within a corporate network. The PureMessage engine intercepts messages at the email gateway and scans for spam, viruses, and other conditions defined by the overall message filtering policy. It then applies any policy actions to the messages, passing them back to the MTA (mail transfer agent) before delivering to the intended recipient or quarantining for review.

PostX's SecureEmail is an easy-to-use, intuitive, and cost-effective solution that provides customers with a platform for enterprise-class security and policy enforcement, as well as powerful encryption capabilities to secure confidential emails. SecureEmail is the only solution that supports all the principal forms of secure delivery, including PostX Envelopes (secure push), PostX WebSafe (secure web-based messaging), OpenPGP, S/MIME, and Transport Layer Security (TLS).

About PostX

PostX ensures encrypted electronic delivery of information vital to business and customer relationships. The company's proprietary technology provides easy-to-use, enterprise-class encrypted communication for regulatory compliance and cost reduction initiatives. Organizations immediately benefit from an increase in effective communications with their employees, partners and customers.

The company is the exclusive secure email provider endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), to provide a standardized secure messaging solution to comply with stringent HIPAA regulations, recommended to the entire AHA network of 37,000 individual health care providers and more than 5,000 hospitals. Additionally, PostX is a founding member and represented on the Board of Governance of the Trusted Electronic Communications Forum (TECF; www.tecf.org), a cross-industry association founded to eradicate spoofing and phishing.

The company is headquartered in the U.S. in Cupertino, CA. PostX partners and customers include ABN AMRO, Allstate, Charles Schwab, Children's Hospital, Citi, DirectTV Enterprises, HSBC, IBM, IronPort, Marsh Inc., Mayo Clinic, Mercy Health Partners, Sendmail, Strongmail and the United States Postal Service (USPS). For more information visit www.postx.com.